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3146 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

A reputable and award winning independent hostel, Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham's FIRST, BEST and ONLY Independent Hostel! Run by travellers for travellers, we are oozing with quirky colourful character and an amazingly friendly staff. Many of our guests keep coming back time and again, it's time you come and find out why!
In the summer, one of the best places to be is our garden. It's a great place to have a drink, chat or BBQ. In the winter we have a cosy common room and gigantic projection screen for movie nights. We also have a licensed bar operating all year round.
Enjoy the following... it's on us!
FREE clean linen
FREE luggage storage (subject to availability)
FREE use of hairdryers and iron/ironing boards
Forgot your towel? We ask for a 5.00 deposit and on return of the towel you will receive 4.00 back (1.00 hire fee)
So what kind of rooms do we have to offer?
We have private singles, twin and double rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.
We also have shared dorm rooms that hold between four and fifteen people. Most dorm rooms have lockers but if they don't we have even more lockers in the common room. All toilet/shower facilities are shared.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you book to stay with us you are accepting the following conditions.
- Check-in time is 2pm-11pm. If you require an alternative check in time, please contact us directly so we can make the appropriate arrangements and a late check-in fee will apply. If you do not contact us there may not be a member of staff available to help you.
- PHOTO ID is compulsory to check into this hostel-without it we will not be required to honour your booking and you will still be liable to pay for the 1st night's stay
- Our reception/common room is open daily from 7am - 12 midnight.
- We do not accept guests under the age of 18 due to our licence.
- Alcohol consumed on our premises must be bought from our bar due to licensing laws and consumed in our common room or outdoor garden and nowhere else. We are also a non-smoking hostel in accordance with British law. Guests caught bringing in outside alcohol, smoking or drinking alcohol purchased from us in unauthorized areas will be evicted (along with their entire group) immediately without refund. There will be no debate or arguments. In addition a fine of 200 will be made to the card booked with.
- Only authorized guests are allowed in our hostel. Any guest (including their entire party) caught bringing in other people will be evicted immediately without refund and charged for the additional people they have allowed to trespass in our buildings.
- Bookings exceeding 7 days (1 large booking or separate consecutive bookings) or Group bookings of 6 or more guests are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit.
- Cancellations need to be made 24 hours before the 2pm check-in time of the day of arrival. Late cancellations or no shows will be charged for the first night of the stay . Group bookings of 6 or more require 14 days notice.

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May 27, 2023
I would definitely go back!
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Female, 31-40
May 26, 2023
Bathrooms were clean with hot showers. Beds were clean with a curtain for privacy. Looks in a sketchy location but very central an easy to get around. Was no atmosphere at all in the common area the average age was probably 50 at least. Wouldn’t stay for more then 1 or 2 nights max
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Male, 18-24
May 24, 2023
When my friend and I arrived at the hostel, we thought we had made a huge mistake. The area around the hostel was covered in graffiti and smashed glass, rubbish etc. we felt unsafe and we were regretting our choices. However, when we went inside the hostel, we were pleasantly surprised, it was clean and felt safe. We stayed in a 6 bed female dorm. We did have some interesting roommates who would turn the lights on in the middle of the night but thankfully each bunk has its own curtain. One tip I would have for the hostel is that it would be great if you could add a little light to each bunk and maybe a shelf as well. The bathrooms were clean and the water pressure was great. Each bed had it’s own full size locker which was great and the room needed a swipe card to enter. The free breakfast was nice. Overall it was a good place to rest your head. Weird vibes in the common room though, this definitely isn’t a social hostel. Also the hostel is located in an area that’s full of bars and clubs. We did not sleep at all on the Friday and Saturday nights because we could hear all the music, screaming and car horns from right below us on the street. I would stay here again but only if it was a week night.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi